Monday, 25 November 2013


黑沙 = hak sa: black sand

The not-very-black "black sand beach" on Coloane is perhaps the only place in the SAR with a sense of space and emptiness. Despite Macau's miniature size, few tourists, it seems, make it this far south.

The natural black sand can be seen at the shoreline as the waves sweep away the artificial yellow sand, added by the Macau government in an attempt to prevent beach erosion.

Golden sands relentlessly losing to the waves... there is a probably an analogy in there somewhere about Macau's other, more popular tourist attractions.

- a visit to Hac-Sa beach in the very early days of this blog -

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